WELCOME TO SAINT ANDREW’S

welcome to Saint Andrews
At St. Andrew’s, we welcome everyone who seeks to experience God (in some way) – and we respect the dignity of every human being. Whether you are a year-round Islander, a summer resident or guest, or a first-time visitor, we very much hope you enjoy your time with us. Come as you are, come be who you are, and see!
tiffany window OVER 100 YEARS OF HISTORY
St. Andrew’s began in 1895 as an Episcopal mission, and by 1910 the church building was consecrated. It features Tiffany stained-glass windows and a pulpit the shape of a dory.
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We are located on the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard. If that’s not reason enough to make it out here, learn more about our endearing Episcopal church.
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St. Andrew’s is an episcopal Church, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion, and a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
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contact CONTACT US
Church Office: 1-508-627-5330 Rector’s e-mail: fatherchip@standrewsmv.org Office e-mail: office@standrewsmv.org Office Fax: 1-508-627-4318
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RECTOR’S MESSAGE

Greetings, friend! And welcome to our website…we’re so glad you found us! It’s a little hard to describe all the things that are happening here at St. Andrew’s, but I have to say this: Great things are definitely happening, and it’s exciting. Really.  For those who’ve wondered about church these days, this might be a good church to try. I believe all of us have a hunger and thirst inside that can’t be satisfied by food and water. It’s our spiritual side, and life becomes wonderful when we pay attention to it and explore it. The trick is to find a space that can help us nurture our spiritual lives and grow in a safe and welcoming environment.  Some churches are better than others at providing that sort of environment. Those that succeed work for success. We at St. Andrew’s have joyfully undertaken that work.  If you are seeking a place that is renewing itself, we might be just the right fit for you. And if you have a family, this might be a great fit for them, too. A good church can be a wonderful help and lift in life—and in ways that might surprise us.>> read more
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This Tuesday!  ADVENT HOPE EVENSONG, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 5:30 PM. We’ll start off our Christmas preparation just right with music from Griffin McMahon, with prayers of hope, and some brief readings and a meditation.  Lots of candles, music, silence–and peace!  (And don’t forget to bring your friends and loved ones!)

CHRISTMAS IS COMING, THE GOOSE IS GETTING FAT!  Please take a minute and note the times for our services—and plan to join us with your family and friends! Sunday, December 24  (Advent 4):  ONE SERVICE ONLY AT 9:00 AM

  • Sunday, December 24  (Christmas Eve—family):  4:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 24  (Christmas Eve—choral):  9:45 pm (sharp)
  • Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day—quiet):  10:00 am

ST ANDREW’S CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSEis Saturday, December 9, right after the Christmas in Edgartown parade (just around lunchtime).  We’ll have all sorts of delicious treats, hot drinks, and our patented CHRISTMAS MEATBALLSto warm your hearts!  Bring some friends and stop by your favorite church after the parade!  We could use some friendly faces to join us that day, to help out, or bake something to share with our island friends—so PLEASE CONSIDER signing up on the list in the Parish Hall today—AND EITHER WAY, PLEASE STOP BY TO GREET YOUR ISLAND FRIENDS!(We really could use someone to take some cell phone pics of St Nicholas with children in the church from about noon to 1pm—please see Father Chip if you are interested…)

ST NICHOLAS DAY IS DECEMBER 10!  (At least here at St Andrew’s Church!)  Each year, we remember the patron saint of children, seafarers and sailors on December 6, so we’ll be honoring him on Sunday, December 10 at church, by enjoying fresh-baked cookies and checking out, and supporting, the wonderful ministry of The American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem—which teaches children and helps with hospital expenses in war-torn Palestine.  Check out the display in the Parish Hall, and have some cookies!     

CHRISTMAS PARTY AND POTLUCK—AND CAROL SING—WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20 AT 5:30 PM!  Let’s party on down together as a faithful and joyous bunch BEFORE  the “Big Day” (that would be the Feast of the Incarnation) and be a little naughty and sing Christmas Carols together, led by our own inimitable Griffin McMahon, in the church after…IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP US SET UP AND DO A LITTLE DECORATING, PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE LIST IN THE PARISH HALL.  And please think about bringing all your friends and neighbors!

YOUTH TRIP TO CITYREACH BOSTON:    This is an overnight trip that begins after school on Friday, December 15, 2017 to help shelter, feed and clothe our Boston neighbors—and allow our students to learn!  WE NEED YOUR HELP WITH DONATIONS OF USED CLOTHING—PLEASE CONSULT THE LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED (in the Parish Hall), AND BRING YOUR OFFERINGS TO ST ANDREW’S WHEN YOU CAN.  (Generally, men’s coats, pants, belts, hats, gloves, sweaters and sweatshirts and pants, in sizes L-XL-XXL are needed most…)

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 “The Vision of St Andrew’s Church is to make God present in our families, our neighborhood, our town, the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, and in the world.” 

  

                  Our Vestry

Wardens:      Carl Malmquist  & Chris White

Treasurer:       Wesley Brown

Parish Clerk:   Pam Monterosso

Members at Large:  

Caroline Evans,  Hans von Steiger, Sandra Mott,Jessica Buckley, Leon Brathwaite, and Chris Buchholz